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26 Oct 2017
BBC reports that for almost 20 years Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness - Resignation Syndrome. The syndrome only affects the children of asylum-seekers, especially those from the former USSR, the Balkans, Roma children, and most recently...
27 Sep 2017
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "In 2017, Romania’s shores have been the recipient of migrant boats traveling the journey in reverse, as a rarely-used smuggler’s passage is reactivated. On Sept. 13, the Romanian coast guard rescued an...
25 Sep 2017
The author states that "the level of challenge faced by Jordan and Moldova on refugees and migration is remarkable: while Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees, Moldova has a migration outflow equivalent to a quarter of its population....
20 Sep 2017
In an email interview with the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers, Brave Phone learned more about the operations of the Center, the experiences of those seeking asylum in Croatia and how children are involved or affected. There are two reception...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
12 Sep 2017
The Guardian reports that "a dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings. As...
12 Sep 2017
"More than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report published today. Entitled “Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis”, the report says that,...
23 Aug 2017
In an effort that could contribute to the protection of children, the European Commission is currently consulting on the possibility of lowering the fingerprinting age of children in the EU Visa Information System. The current minimum age at which...
21 Aug 2017
In her article Alice Greider reviews the different events that occured in the countries of the "Balkan Route" that saw hundreds of thousands of people transiting in 2015 and 2016. Greider explains how "key components of crisis management fell to non...
21 Jul 2017
The number of refugees in the Albanian territory for the first 6 months of 2017 has reached the number 50. In the last weeks several teenacgers have been offered shelter in the south city of Albania, Gjirokastra. They have moved from Thessaloniki...

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